Cindy Curtis

Cindy Curtis serves as Deputy City Manager for the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia where she oversees a portfolio that includes the departments of Parks and Recreation, Human Services, Libraries, Human Resources and Health, as well as the Media and Communications Group, the Organization Development Office and Office of Volunteer Resources. In this role, Cindy is accountable for a budget of $350 million and 2,300 staff.

Prior to being named Deputy City Manager, Cindy was the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Virginia Beach for eight years. Under her leadership, the department earned its CAPRA re-accreditation and was recognized as one of the top ten parks and recreation systems in the country by the Trust for Public Land. Before her work in Virginia Beach, Cindy was Deputy Director for the City of Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities; Enterprise Director for the Prince William County Park Authority; and Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Bedford.

Cindy was elected to the board of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) for eight years, and served as its president in 1999. In addition, she was a board member of the VRPS Leadership Training Institute for 14 years. She has been an active member of the Virginia Recreation and Park Foundation for eight years. In 2008, Cindy received the VRPS Fellows Award in recognition of her career’s body of work and her contributions to the profession. [current as of 10/2014]